The 9 Best Upright Freezers

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This wiki has been updated 29 times since it was first published in February of 2015. If you need a bit more capacity for frozen items than your main refrigerator is capable of supporting, try adding one of these upright freezers to your home or office. We've included a variety of compact and energy-efficient options with adjustable thermostats, and, depending on the model, removable shelves and enough room to accommodate anything from frozen pizza to large turkeys. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Whynter UDF-139SS

2. Costway Compact


Editor's Notes

January 31, 2021:

The truth is most freezers available for the home are going to reliably keep food frozen. So, your choice should come down to the amount of storage space your need, functionality, and overall aesthetics. Few others offer the same amount of versatility as the Whynter UDF-139SS, so it is definitely a winner in the functionality department. It also has an attractive look, is energy star certified, and provides plenty of storage space. All of these reasons are why it is one of our top recommendations. Another winner in the functionality category is the GE FUF17DLRWW, which has digital controls that are smartly placed on the outside for convenient access. When it comes to aesthetics, the RMYHome D6875 is a true stand out model, with its slightly retro look and choice of colors, as is the Frigidaire EFRF696-AMZ, with its attractive lettering. To meet the needs of all space requirements, we have included models as small as 2.1 cubic feet, and those as large as 13.8 cubic feet.

April 05, 2019:

Maintained the Danby Designer for its large storage capacity, slender profile, and integrated door shelving. I decided to add the Costway Compact due to its leveling legs and interior control knob for convenient temperature adjustments. Like several of the other models available, its flush back makes it easy to push against a wall or set up in tight corners as well. Both the SPT UF-304W and EdgeStar CMF151L feature integrated security locks, the latter of which is designed to store medical items such as vaccines and medicines. While you wouldn't immediately think of a freezer in a medical capacity, such an appliance will definitely come in handy in a laboratory setting. I also decided to include the Frigidaire Spacewise, thanks to its modern conveniences that include interior LED lighting and color-coded basket clips, which make it easy to organize one's frozen foodstuffs. The fact that its thick walls keep items frozen for up to 2 days following a power outage makes it a great option for use in locations that experience major storms and hurricanes. Also kept the Whynter CUF-210SS for its removable shelves and ability to accommodate both large and bulky items. Finally, I wanted to include something professional-grade, so I decided to add the Atosa MBF8001 due to its built-in casters and top-mounted compressor.

4. SPT UF-304W

5. Danby Designer 8.5

6. RMYHome D6875

7. Frigidaire EFRF696-AMZ

8. Whynter CUF-210SS

9. Midea FR 109

Brett Dvoretz
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